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Dual Sensor Communications Protocol

Photoresistors are cheap, and the ATMega328 chip has spare analog pins, so why not use a dual sensor configuration for the GRISbot communications protocol? Here’s what the sensor cowling looks like with two photoresistors (aka LDRs) inside: Likewise the screen … Continue reading

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Arduino reads screen flashes with phototransistor

This is the first test of the communication system as described in the previous entry. The flashes are one millisecond, followed by a one second delay. The serial monitor informs me that the microcontroller is able to count them. Here’s … Continue reading

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Computer/Arduino Communication Via Phototransistor

Here’s the basic idea: I’ll send commands to the Arduino by flashing a rectangle on the screen and having a phototransistor on the Arduino read the light level. The above photo shows the test bed set-up. This is very similar … Continue reading

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